• God’s Word in the Heart

    Psalm 119:9–16

    When we have the Word of God hidden in our hearts, we are equipped to resist temptation because we are better able to discern what is truly good from that which is not good or edifying. We also acquire the ...Read More

  • Guidance in Worship

    Romans 1:18–23

    Over the past few decades, we have seen many silly and irreverent things introduced into worship in order to draw a crowd and keep people entertained. To do such things, however, is to play with fire. We must follow God’s ...Read More

  • Hearing the Louder Voice

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  • Hermeneutics

    2 Timothy 2:15

    If we ignore the intent of the author, the Bible can mean whatever we want it to mean. Divisions in the church, cultic groups, radical subjectivism, and our own Scripture-twisting all attest to this. When studying the Bible, investigate Bible ...Read More

  • How God Creates and Sustains Our Faith

    Romans 10:17

    Without the proper diet, our bodies will be weak and sickly. The same is true of our faith. If we do not nourish it regularly, we will be tossed about by every wind of doubt, and we will fall into ...Read More

  • Interpreting the Bible Literally

    Ecclesiastes 8:1b

    If we do not read the Bible according to the literary conventions that are appropriate for the various literary styles that it is using, we will go far astray. The plainest meaning of a passage, which we derive from reading ...Read More

  • Jesus and Authority

    Luke 10:25–37

    In John 13:20, Jesus tells His apostles that whoever receives them receives Him. We cannot separate our reception of Jesus as Lord with our reception of His apostles and the Bible that He has given us through them. If we ...Read More

  • The Language of Scripture

    Joshua 10:1–15

    The Bible is not silent on topics related to science; however, it is not a science textbook. Understanding literary forms such as phenomenological language will assist us in not treating the Bible as something that it is not, thereby improving ...Read More

  • Law and Gospel

    Galatians 3:24

    God never gives His law without also giving the gospel or the promise of the gospel, and He never gives the gospel without telling us His law. We need both law and gospel to be equipped to know and serve ...Read More

  • The Limits of Natural Revelation

    Romans 1:18–32

    We can appeal to natural revelation to show people certain truths about God’s character and even to prove that they have violated the moral law that He has placed on the consciences of all people. However, no one will be ...Read More

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